Be Still My Heart

Be Still My Heart

I shared this photo earlier this week on my Instagram.  It was given to me last weekend while I was visiting my 90-year old aunt.  We were looking through a stack of photos she had stuffed into an old album.  There were several of my parents, my grandparents and many...
Christmas Prep and Busyness

Christmas Prep and Busyness

I came across a fun link-up the other day.  I’m a bit late to join – but still sharing my thoughts.  Just for the fun:)  Around here, I am: GIFTING – I have finished my shopping.  (well, 99 percent and that is okay for me!)  Now, it is all about the...

Christmas Peace

Off-balance.  Out of kilter.  Or, as one definition described it, “….in a state of confusion or chaos.” So much in our world seems to be off-balance.  Everything from politics and popular opinion to sports, entertainment and...

Christmas Tree Memories

One of my first (or oldest) Christmas memories is not really “my” memory…but is a memory passed down over the years and shared with me many, many times.  The memory of my grandmother’s Christmas tree.  The tree my dad remembered so...

Even Deep Truths Should Comfort Us

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…..How Vast Beyond All Measure.  For a long time, I was not a fan of this song.  I have no idea why – but I wasn’t.  Somewhere along the way, that changed and not only do I (very much) enjoy this...

Choosing to Live Loved

I’m not feeling the love! For some reason, I like that phrase.  I may (or may not) tend to overuse it and I usually say it with just the right hint of sarcasm.  Its playful and it makes me smile.  My family – particularly my kids –...

The Value of One

I love words.  I love grammar and I love vocabulary.  And, of course, I love writing words.  I have always admired those who can use words – eloquently, humorously or any of a hundred other ways – to express themselves.  Poetry and...

Blessing Mix – 2018

Without a doubt, some of my richest blessings are not only the time I spend volunteering but the friends and sweet relationships I have made doing so.  My afternoons there are the highlight of my week!  Yesterday, we took an afternoon trip to the Air and...

Two Thoughts on “One” Prompt

Typically, I read the Five Minute Friday prompt just before I go to bed on Thursday.  (It’s posted late…really.) 🙂   I often have a verse, or even a song, that immediately comes to my mind.  But, then I go to sleep.  If the thought...

Magic Pumpkin Cobbler

Are you over the pumpkin spice craziness yet?  Or, perhaps you are still trying to savor the very last drop…or piece of pumpkin goodness?  I think I am somewhere in between.  So.much.pumpkin!!  But, then again….so much pumpkin!!:) I...